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A $17,000 eBike?! Where Can I Sign Up?! All of a Sudden My 38-Mile Commute to Work Can Be Done on a Bicycle?! HOLY $#!+

Specialized just came out with a road eBike.  The S-Works version runs $13,500, but get this; it’s pedal assist up to 28.5-mph.  And it comes in under 30 pounds.  It’s three settings are controlled by an app you run on your smartphone.  Disc brakes, carbon everything, and it looks an awful lot like a Tarmac… except at the down tube (where the battery is stored) and the bottom bracket shell (where the gears are stored).  There’s a more reasonable version that’s a little heavier, but still delivers the same power that runs for $9,000.

The bells and whistles version, limited to a 250 model run, goes for a whopping $17,000.

Still, the system is good for 80 miles (120 with the extender battery).

Let that sink in.

In my case, if I can average 25-mph, my 38 mile commute can be done in less than two-hours (1h:35m to be exact)… and I get a fantastic morning and afternoon workout in without having to mess around after work.  In other words, I would actually gain about 50 minutes in the afternoon by riding my bike home.  Think of the gas money one could save whilst maintaining fantastic health.

Oh, it’s an exciting time to be alive, my friends.